Exploring Donegal 

So with a few days off last weekend and the weather looking ok myself and Andrew decided a wee trip to Malin Beg was in order to check out the climbing and coasteering. Having been there before I was a climber I knew the coastline looked good but didn’t know just how good it would be. The guide book was printed and the car loaded with more kit than we would probably use but that’s joy of car camping. 

We arrived on Saturday evening and got the camp set up above the harbour. One of the most stunning places to camp. A bit of fishing and 4 mackerel were ready for the barbie. Not a bad start!

 

climbing malin beg
Good to ourselves
 
Sunday was cloudy but dry so we hit the crags. First stop was Narrow Zawn. The climbing here was amazing. Really good holds and loads of gear. Totally different to the Mournes! Next up was hulk wall, this was just round the corner but the rock type was different. Few more routes and it was time to call it quits before the rain came. 

A bit of improvisation with the tarp yielded a nice covered area to keep the rain off! 

 

Who needs a hotel?

Monday was to be wet so we decided to go check out Slieve League and go for a bit of a spin. These cliffs are amazing and must be seen. Can’t wait to get sea kayaking under them. The afternoon cleared up nicely and the sun came out for our coasteering session. We spent a few hours exploring the local bays and rocks. Could have spent a week coasteering here and not touched the same rock twice. Amazing coastline and well worth a visit just for the coasteering. 

Tuesday was the final day and the sun was out so off we went to Neptunes Wall for a few more routes. Still tired from coasteering we took her handy and got a few routes done. The rock here was quite brittle, would that cam hold a fall? Once again the climbing was brilliant. 

All the gear no idea?

A brilliant trip and already planning the next! Can’t wait to get back! 

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